Alice 3: American McGee Talks Crowdfunding, Licensing and Legal Acrobatics
Will we eventually see the third and final Alice?
Speaking about the potential of an Alice 3, Spicy Horse head American McGee talked about potentially crowd-funding it and getting EA to license the franchise to him.
“EA owns the Alice franchise, so to pull off crowd source funding would require some innovative licensing and legal acrobatics all-round. That being said, if EA’s willing to license us the IP and the audience is willing to back the production, we could end up doing something quite historic.
“With all the negative press ‘big corporations’ are getting these days, there could be a win-win in here for everyone – EA benefits from appearing to be flexible, a developer (that’s us) gets to work on something they love and the audience gets direct involvement in a development with the possibility of showing the world what happens when indies and fans take the reins.
“We’re seeing this work wonderfully with Akaneiro – I’d love nothing more than to now apply that process and engagement to Alice.”
McGee describes the game as combining “the psychological and physical, allowing us to present Alice as a sort of mind hopping superhero able to invade Otherlands – the mental landscapes of people around her.”